Good Old Games Launches Public Beta Sept. 8

Following a brief delay, CD Projekt today announced that its digital distribution platform focused on classic PC titles will enter into public beta next Monday, Sept. 8.

On that day, anyone who applied for beta access at on or before September 7 will be able to purchase and download DRM-free copies of "about 30 acclaimed title from Interplay and Codemasters," with more to be added each week.

The games will be priced at either $5.99 or $9.99, with the first purchase rewarded with a code for a free Interplay-published title. A list of the launch titles was not provided, though Fallout, Fallout 2, Giants: Citizen Kabuto, Descent 1-3 and Kingpin: Life of Crime are expected to be among those available at launch or shortly thereafter.

"It's a beta that works just like the final site will," noted managing director Adam Oldakowski. "All users will be able to join the community, add comments, write reviews and download additional materials for the games they bought."

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    September 3, 2008 7:53 AM

    Ah man, Kingpin - good game. Wasn't it banned?

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      September 3, 2008 8:08 AM


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      September 3, 2008 8:09 AM

      Not that I know of. I do know it was rough in terms of language and violence.

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      September 3, 2008 8:34 AM

      First game I'm buying on GOG

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      September 3, 2008 8:39 AM

      I only played the demo(which was great). Should be a great buy at $6-$10.

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      September 3, 2008 8:45 AM

      Ya, I sold it too. But man this was one of the foulest games I've ever played lol. But it was addicting.

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      September 3, 2008 12:37 PM

      Kingpin was good until 1/2 way though, where you can tell the developers gave up, real shame becasue it's a good game.

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        September 3, 2008 1:33 PM

        only the sripted level boss was a let down; otherwise that game is top notch (yeah if u played it 1999)

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      September 3, 2008 1:30 PM

      gave it a friend who didnt care a nickle about...

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